In-depth analysis places BayCare in top 25 percent of Home Care Programs in the U.S.
LARGO, Fla., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BayCare HomeCare was once again named as one of the top home care agencies in the nation based on performance measures in quality outcomes, process of care measures and financial performance.
"I am delighted to have our team members recognized again this year, because it really comes down to their performance in patient homes," said Dan Sweeney, BayCare HomeCare vice president. "Our team members work hard both as a team and individually, and we will continue to push ourselves towards even better outcomes each year."
BayCare HomeCare also received the HomeCare Elite recognition in 2011.
Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite(TM) is the only performance recognition program of its kind in the home health industry. Rankings for the program are provided by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of home care information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry's most respected independent newsletter, Home Health Line.
OCS HomeCare, a product of National Research Corporation, uses publicly available data from Home Health Compare and the CMS Cost Reports to create the HomeCare Elite List of agencies. Five domains of performance were cumulatively analyzed—quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience (HHCAHPS), process measure implementation, and financial performance.
The quality of care, process measure implementation, and patient experience domains measure agency performance in each of the publicly-reported Home Health Compare measures. The quality improvement index is based on changes in the 8 outcomes between data released in July 2011 and July 2012. The financial performance measure represents agency indexed Medicare profit margin from the 2011 CMS Cost Reports (or 2010 adjusted when 2011 data was not available).
Agency performance in each of the domains was compared against the performance of other organizations in their state and nationwide (including U.S. territories). The domains were combined into one overall score, using a weighting methodology that gives the greatest importance to quality of care. The top 25 percent of agencies in each region, both facility-based and free-standing, were identified and added to the national list.
About BayCare HomeCare
Serving 13 counties, BayCare HomeCare is the largest nonprofit provider of homecare services within the state of Florida. As a comprehensive provider of homecare products and services, BayCare provides home health, durable medical equipment, respiratory services, pharmacy,
pre- and post-mastectomy supplies, specialty beds, medical supplies, and more. A proud member of the community-owned BayCare Health System, BayCare HomeCare is dedicated to serving the needs of its patients.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is the leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient's lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.
BayCare's family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's Children's, St. Joseph's Hospital-North, St. Joseph's Women's, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, go to www.BayCare.org.
About OCS and My InnerView
As a combined business unit of National Research Corporation, OCS and My InnerView empower clients and partners throughout the entire post-acute continuum of care, including home health, hospice, skilled nursing, assisted living, and more. The company offers market-leading survey solutions, predictive tools, data analytics, quality and outcomes reporting, financial insights, and the nation's largest comparative databases. OCS and My InnerView partner with more than 12,000 post-acute providers. For more information, please visit http://www.ocshomecare.com and http://www.myinnerview.com or call 888.325.3396 and 800.601.3884.
For 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, coding tools and resources and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line, Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that are relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit www.decisionhealth.com or call 877.602.3835.
SOURCE BayCare Health System